Saturday, January 31, 2015

Where I Am This Weekend

(The chapel of the Foundling Hospital 
as drawn by Thomas Rowlandson and Augustus Pugin 
for Ackermann's Microcosm of London (1808-11))

I'm In London.*  And why?  Because this is the beginning of another wonderful 26** project, this time at the Foundling Museum, called "26 Pairs of Eyes: Looking at the Overlooked".  Writers will be randomly paired with objects chosen from the Museum by the staff, and asked to write a 62 word response.  There'll be a launch and display at the Museum later in the year.

And what will my object be?  I'll let you know ...

* You need to remember that's a BIG deal for me!
** I can't put a link to their website because it's offline being updated at the moment, but you'll have heard me rabbitting on about their excellence plenty of times before.


At 2:38 PM, Blogger Maureen said...

The Foundling Hospital is a wonderful and very moving space, and London is always a big deal! Enjoy and take lots of pictures, please.

At 2:28 AM, Blogger madwippitt said...

Foundling ... now there's a word you don't hear used very often - thank heavens. There is something very emotive about the word, isn't there? Enjoy London and looking forward to seeing what you produce!

At 3:10 AM, Blogger Joan Lennon said...

Its original title was "The Hospital for the Education and Maintenance of Exposed and Deserted Young Children" - at least "Foundling" has the word "found" in it - but it's all painful, isn't it.


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